It's not a bizarre situation. When you bought your Epic-X package via Stage-2 or Stage-3, you purchased a complete package that included the quad battery module. Many of us do find it useful and to be a nice addition. I'm not sure why others are so against using it. I understand that a lot of people already have power solutions and have been getting along fine without the Redvolt battery modules up to now. But look at it this way, resale value is extremely low due to so many people deciding they just don't want it. So you may as well hold onto it. Never know, you might actually find that you like it.
Like you're saying, I would bet sales of these modules through RED are probably lighter than they had expected. ...with so many people out there selling them for cheap. I picked up one at a bargain for my Epic-M. Glad I did.
Jeff... Allmost tempted to beat dead horse here...
But I won't...
Personally I always felt the dual battery module was the better option, especially when adding audio and other modules.
BTW I never found out, does the Dual Battery module take the XL Redvolts batteries ?
and is RED still planning on producing a Pro Res/DNxHD Proxy module ?
IMO The less third party add-on's and the more streamlined the Epic and Scarlet are the better.
If the price of the Dual Module and Redvolts were even more competitive I reckon this would be
the method of powering for most users.
The big question for me is why it has taken so long to produce a RED Pro Res / DNxHD module.
Surely giving the demand for such a unit it makes sense to provide a proper RED version designed
for the Epic and Scarlet.
The bigger issue with the redvolt XL solution is the extremely high $ per watt. You end up with a module that can't be connected anywhere other the rear of the body AND requires proprietary batteries that cost $700 to provide 3hrs of camera time... (as I posted previously, we get that with a single 150Wh brick at a cost of $300 or less).
Pros: Hotswapping (moot if you have the sidehandle)
Cons: Proprietary batteries, Weight, lack of mounting flexibility, lack of D-tap, high price/watt.
Not sure about that, these people will find something else to mock about...
For me I picked up one of those "unwanted" Quads and I´m happy I did!
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